FACTS OF THE DAY

31 August 2017

Experiments with partially shaved mice have shown that late-night snacking increases your risk of sunburn.

qz.com

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Under a new law in Kenya, making, importing or using plastic bags is punishable by a $38,000 fine or four years in jail.

qz.com

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A US judge has blocked Cheerios’ two-year campaign to trademark the colour yellow.

qz.com

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465,000 Americans are in need of new software for their pacemakers because they are at risk of being hacked.

motherboard.vice.com

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New archaeological evidence suggests that Sicilians have been drinking wine for 3,000 years longer than previously thought.

cnn.com

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In accordance with the wishes of the late Sir Terry Pratchett, a hard drive containing ten of his uncompleted novels has been crushed by a steamroller.

bbc.co.uk

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